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One dies in Van Reenen’s Pass pile-up

Kwazulu Natal

KwaZulu-Natal - One person was killed and three were injured in two pile-ups on Van Reenen's Pass, between Harrismith and the Tugela toll plaza in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, said emergency workers.

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Netcare paramedic Adrian King who responded to a call about a old woman who had succumed to the heat when her car broke down on the highway. Thanks to him she has made a full recovery. Picture: Shayne Robinson

“Paramedics found that the initial accident was between four trucks and two cars,” Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said.

One person was killed and another was critically injured.

“Another crash occurred as other vehicles approaching the accident scene tried to slow down.”

Four trucks and two vehicles crashed into each other a short distance from the first crash.

“Two people were found to have sustained serious injuries,” he said.

The injured were stabilised on the scene and were taken to hospital. - Sapa

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